Jewels

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Jane Austen’s Ring Sells for Five Times Estimate in Sotheby’s English Literature Sale

[artdaily.org]  LONDON.- Yesterday, July 10, 2012, in Sotheby’s English Literature, History, Children’s Books & Illustrations sale, a previously unknown gold and gem set ring belonging to the great English author Jane Austen, sold for £152,450 (US$ 236,770) – more than five times its pre-sale high estimate of £20,000-30,000. Eight bidders battled for the turquoise ring, … Continue reading

The “Beau Sancy” – A Diamond with a Royal History

Sotheby’s Geneva will auction the legendary Beau Sancy Diamond—a stone passed down through four royal families—during the Magnificent Jewels and Noble Jewels sale May 15. Previously owned by French, English, and Prussian royalty, the 34.98 ct. double rose-cut diamond has an estimated value of $2 million–$4 million. Although the diamond has previously been described as … Continue reading